The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
In days to come
the mountain of the Lord’s house
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
and shall be raised above the hills;
all the nations shall stream to it.
Many peoples shall come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob;
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth instruction,
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
He shall judge between the nations,
and shall arbitrate for many peoples;
they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more.
O house of Jacob,
come, let us walk
in the light of the Lord!
Here now on this ordinary day, we wait and watch, assured that you will come to us. Lord, we hear your call to wake from sleep. Remind us whether in nature or in people, we can find you so very near, if we but watch and listen attentively.
We long to see new life, a new world, a different set of priorities, and freedom from the tyranny of desiring and acquiring. God of All, we pray for your peace in this world. Use us as part of all that you are creating.
Holy, Fiery, Filling Spirit, guard and guide us this day, as we seek to walk with you—in this advent season of watchful waiting—and always. We pray in the name of the one we follow, the Prince of Peace. #ACoBAmen
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